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Colossus 169 Competition Solutions

Enigma Crossword Competition winner for April 2017

Congratulations to Su Jun Liew , winner of last month’s Enigma online crossword competition. Su will receive a $100 Prize Cheque, courtesy of Lovatts Crosswords & Puzzles.

BIG Competition Solutions – Issue 290

Hello – April 2017

The idea of a euphemism is to avoid calling a spade a spade. Why you would want to avoid mentioning a spade is unclear, as it’s not a particularly offensive or embarrassing object. In our crosswords, we might call a spade ‘garden digger’, or ‘playing card symbol’.

In Oscar Wilde’s play The Importance Of Being [more…]

Hello – February 2017

The words we use in our English language and in our crosswords have been imported from the far corners of the world – if you can have corners in a round globe – because products and ideas need names and it’s easier to use a foreign word and anglicise it than to come up [more…]

Enigma Crossword Competition winner for March 2017

Congratulations to Dorothy Brown , winner of last month’s Enigma online crossword competition. Dorothy will receive a $100 Prize Cheque, courtesy of Lovatts Crosswords & Puzzles.
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MEGA! Competition Solutions – Issue 104

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BIG Competition Solutions – Issue 289

Hello – March 2017

An honorific is a title that conveys respect when used to address a person. The most common are Mr and Mrs. Master is now rarely used for a boy.
Miss, for a single woman, is gradually being replaced by Ms, which indicates a woman who is either married or not.
A new honorific is Mx, (pronounced [more…]